KODAK MOMENT EP (FEAT. REEVES & RYAN CROSSON REMIX)
12" Vinyl UK28.03.18
detroit duo ataxia offer up their kodak moment ep via visionquest this march, accompanied by an edit from label co-founders shaun reeves and ryan crosson. eric ricker and ted krisko aka ataxia have been at the forefront of the contemporary house and techno scene for some time, racking up releases on some of the leading labels across the globe such as leftroom, nervous, culprit and play it say it, making the duo one of detroits finest exports in recent years. here we see them making their debut on visionquest, the label of fellow detroit natives ryan crosson, shaun reeves and lee curtiss. vhs leads the package with murky synth swells, resonant synth sweeps and fluttering square wave bass tones at its core as shuffled drums carry the ever-evolving hypnotic groove along. the original mix of kodak moment follows, shifting the focus over to snaking bass lines, mind-bending, modulating synth whirrs and dynamic, choppy percussion throughout. reeves & crossons edit of kodak moment then rounds out the release, stripping things back to ethereal atmospherics and shuffled drums whilst subtly stirring in the original’s hooky bass groove as the interpretation unfolds.
this october will see canada’s mathew jonson join forces with visionquest co-founder ryan crosson for a two track ep in the shape of ‘robots of dawn’.
canada’s mathew jonson has quite the impressive career under his belt having co-founded the revered wagon repair label and heading up itiswhatitis recordings as well as performing under his own name and various guises such as cobblestone jazz, the modern deep left quarted, and his new project units & measurements alongside hreno and the mole. here we see the synth aficionado joining forces with visionquest’s very own ryan crosson, who’s carved out an equally impressive career to date and will soon drop his second long player alongside cesar merveille focused on intricately musicality and an intriguing approach to electronic music via the visionquest imprint.
as you’d expect from such a pairing this collaboration packs a bunch, opening with ‘tempelhof’ named after the now defunct airport in berlin and laid out over thirteen minutes of gradually unfolding and retracting acid swells, resonant synth whirrs, mind bending arpeggios and dynamic, baroquely evolving rhythms.
title track ‘robots of dawn’, featuring added help from cesar merveille and new upstart artist isis, captures an old school electro feel via an 808 drum workout, vocoded vocal murmurs and funk-infused wandering bass lines whilst modulating synths spiral through the depths of the composition.
monologue is a brand new label founded by the altavoz creator max d. blas and the producer and kosmophono label owner alex piccini, that comes out of the blocks firing on all cylinders thanks to an essential ep from ryan crosson.
mdrnty has been a recognized swiss music event brand for the last 10 years, developing daytime electronic music events in the most outstanding locations of the swiss alps. 2016 marks the beginning of a new adventure with the launching of its own music label, showcasing a network of artists closely related to the festival.
the visionquest label is proud to present its next musical statement, this time from founding member ryan crosson. coming hot on the heels of a still essential ep from shaun reeves and tucillo, this one is a solo effort from ryan that features three trademark cuts of supple and sublime techno and house.
igor vicente is a name that many may not have heard of yet, but this it is not from lack of presence in the scene. from his legendary wild family parties in belgium, to his recent state of flow residency at world-renowned fuse club, and his collaboration as ultrasone, this quick rising star is becoming a tour de force within the spectrum of house and techno
visionquest’s ryan crosson, mighty duo tale of us and the unique aquarius heaven all unite for the into later habits ep - the next release on the visionquest imprint. a-side angel is a collaboration between crosson and tale of us, a multi-layered head trip with a moody intro of broken beats that builds with intricate textures until a rolling groove drives the track into another dimension. b-side head under water is structured around the penetrating and distinctive voice of aquarius heaven as he weaves a story of the importance of family and love. beginning on a sparse, ambient tip with electronic bleeps and fx, the track develops with a hypnotic percussive groove that vibrates beneath the powerful narration.
the formidable team of visionquest related artists lee curtiss, ryan crosson and cesar merveille debut their new sweatshop boys project for matt tolfreys leftroom imprint this june with wide world feat jem cooke, backed with remixes from mosca and tolfrey himself.
the artists ryan crosson and guti individually represent exactly the contemporary approach to electronic music production and performance that supplement facts aims for and cherishes. to have them team up for this release means a particular honor for us! the tracks dont only fit into the labels repertoire superbly, but also enclose a unique mood created by sensitive melodies, thick beat lines and a superb vocal performance!
REFERENCE VS. EP 1 (VS SETH TROXLER & RYAN CROSSON)
12" Vinyl US14.11.08
beretta grey presents the second record by detroit duo >reference< a.k.a. luke hess & brian kage.. >reference vs. vol 1<, consists of collaboration with other key beretta grey artists ryan crosson and seth troxler. each song was carefully developed by all artists simultaneously. sessions were held at interstellar studios in detroit with all artists present. the initial musical concepts were recorded and written. next, the songs were sent back and forth until the finished product was agreed upon by all parties. in this fashion, the music created provides the character and soul of each artist, but fused together in a way that creates a more detailed account. one perspective alone does not capture the whole story. in this release, a feeling is captured by four artists, giving the listener a bigger picture, which helps to better capture the concepts of sound as it relates to a moment in time
part of a new breed of detroit techno, we are delighted to announce ryan crossons debut wagon repair ep. having already released on trapez, telegraph and m_nus under his alias berg nixon, ryans floor friendly live sets and shuffled percussive styles are getting many excited, with due cause. a side ‘confiteria del molino is a bassy and deep bomb. introducing itself with eerie warped vocals and strutting beats, dynamic melodic tones hover above a subtle synth progression. enlivened by stabbed horn samples, percussion and booming bass is key to this tracks heavyweight strength. b1 ‘sunshine wave is slightly lighter, opening with a bouncing melody and chattering percussion. a huge bass sound opens things up, accented by needling synth and fueled by a classic prodding techno kick. to close, ‘use me up bubbles with melodic tone and stuttering crackled samples. subtly progressing to a simple beat and rumbling bass, distorted vocal arrangements haunt the mix as flighty pads howl in the distance
argentina is on fire right now, so for its third imprint, esperanza introduces us jorge savoretti from rosario. with previous appeareances on the prestigious french label telegraph, this 24-year old talent brings us his impressive debut ep which is full of different flavours. on the a-side, -150 reasons to bite you-, is a deep rolling track with a super driving bass and great build ups which will sure set the dancefloor on fire. -space juice- will take you on a journey of trippy spacey sounds laying over its funked up bass and groovy rhythms. while on the b-side we have marc houle and ryan crosson, both minus artists, reworking -150 reasons-. keeping the original flavour but adding his old school touch marc delivers a peak time bomb. while the detroit native mutates the original into a storming late night mover suitable for the mind and the body, making this record a must have in your collection
very talented minimal artists, and already receiving support from richie hawtin, grey comes storming out of the gates with this minimal gem! keith kemp (grey/ferrispark/frik-n-frak) is featured on a1 with a steady, groovy jam that slowly builds the tension with an oscillating synth stab that morphs into a full on experience of a tune. luke hess is up next with >dwell< a deep and moody track that has attitude as well as emotion, taking the listener on a real ride. on the flip, ryan crosson (m_nus/trapez/grey) flexes his minimal muscle on this bouncy and energetic late night workout using great percussive elements as well as a big analogue bass stabs that carry the tune into the depths
dj, produzent und leftroom labelbetreiber matt tolfrey schmiedet nach seinem studioalbum word of mouth eine allianz mit ryan crosson (visionquest), um ein hervorragendes mixset aus komplett exklusiven tracks und eigenen edits zu kreieren. feat. jay haze & ricardo villalobos, larry heard aka mr fingers, huxley, luke solomon, h-foundation & blakkat, pezzner, u.v.a.
opulence founder s jonny cruz & cali lanauze are back together for the labels third release and their first joint ep since 2012. this four track ep sees the pair give us each their own personal take on the groovy, dark and trippy sound that is opulence. on the a side we see cali lanauzes come around three. simplicity is the key here, all the elements combining beautifully for a deadly hypnotic and trippy head nodder. visionquests head boss ryan crosson steps in on remix duties delivering two killer versions of the original. the first being the galactic mix (vinyl only) and the second his more simple step mix.
buenos aires-based imprint unlock recordings release the fourth instalment of their collaborations series featuring cuts from ryan crosson, jonas kopp, guti from downstairs and more. the stripped back aesthetic of previous collaborations vinyl-only releases have garnered some heavyweight support from the likes of ricardo villalobos, sonja moonear, raresh and laurent garnier, to name a few. gonzalo solimano s label now returns once again, showcasing some of argentina s most exciting talent alongside other distinguished names from the scene - further establishing unlock recordings reputation for delivering high quality, jazz and dub-infused house and techno.
TEN YEAR WEEKEND: A DECADE OF DARKROOM DUBS (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK10.03.14
2013 saw silicone soul celebrating the 10th anniversary of their darkroom dubs imprint. launched in glasgow back in 2003, the drd stamp has become a mark of quality and seen many established names exploring deeper realms whilst also unearthing fresh and exciting global talent.
to coincide with the release of matt tolfrey & ryan crossons forthcoming dont be leftout mix compilation, the leftroom imprint offers up a vinyl sampler of exclusive content produced for the comp. the four track package is set to drop in february ahead of the full release in march and brilliantly showcases the outstanding level of quality found throughout the compilation.
BEAUTIFUL HYBRID REMIX PROJECT PART TWO (MATTHEW HERBERT REMIX) (VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl UK18.02.14
hot on the heels of the first release on visionquest special editions is the second part of quillas beautiful hybrid remix project. part two features matthew herbert, ryan crosson & terje bakkes takes on tracks from quillas forthcoming debut album beautiful hybrid which will be released later this year on ritual fire records.
guy gerber teams up with an all-star lineup of fantastic friends to bring the labels 25th release to the dancefloor. a collaborative work featuring the likes of dop, ryan crosson, varoslav, guti & greg paulus - time for a change, marks a pivotal time & place for the label. the family-feel of this release is a vibe that transcends more than the music on the record…its the way that the team behind the label operates day to day as well. with creative input on the label coming from all corners of the globe, its only natural that the 25th release would bring this crew together. >time for a change< the ep title & leading track of supplement facts’ 25th release takes charge with an almost marching tone
document, pt. 1 is the first in a series of 12 inch s highlighting the established and new breed of talented artists from the spectral sound roster. a cd version compiling these producers with exclusive content will also be out in the spring. this 12 inch is all about the funky grooves build inside the high-quality production and includes tracks by seth troxler feat. matthew dear, ryan crosson and lee curtis as well as a martinez remix
earlier support by martinez, tiefschwarz, pheek and agaric !! tic tac toe records is back – this time with candy for all the minimal minded techno ears among their fans. they bring you two teams of danish supertalents, ecco & justin side and remixers dj lab & larry – and not to mention well known maestro ryan crosson.
incl ryan crosson remix (aka berg nixon from minus)...beretta grey, sub-label of highly successful beretta music has helped bring quality minimal to the forefront of dance music today. there is something magical and unique about the label that can be heard in each release. developed by detroit artists and inspired by the city of detroit, the label truly is a slice of what the city is all about. quality, no frills electronic dance music. their first ep received praise by everyone from richie hawtin, troy pierce and magda to ben watt!